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Douglas Patrick McGee

Criminal defense Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   172 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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Client's Choice 2022
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Licensed for 34 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/27/2022

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Douglas P. McGee Law Firm
2817 N. Parham Road
Suite #201
Richmond, VA, 23294

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Douglas received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Alba Rios | January 26, 2023
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Great Lawyer
McGee was very helpful and succesful with my husbands case, he was able to drop the rd charges to improper driving. His team was also bilingual and assisting us very well, especially Alejandra. Thank you for all
Posted by Michael | January 18, 2023
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The Best
Doug made me feel at ease from the start. Very personable and kept me well informed. Felt like I've known him for years.
Posted by Isabell | January 18, 2023
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Great Lawyer!
I was pulled over in southern Virginia on my way to my travel job for speeding which resulted in a reckless driving ticket. I contacted Mr McGee and explained what had occurred and if he could provide legal assistance. After speaking with him I quickly understood the implications that this speeding ticket could have on my life. I retained Mr McGee to represent me. He explained what steps I should take to help in my case which included online driver training, community service, speedometer calibration, driving records and personal references. I completed the recommendations that Mr McGee suggested and provided him with all the documentation to support my case. Mr McGee represented me on my court date and I did not have to make the long trip to Smyth County for the court appearance. The outcome of my case turned out to be very good. The reckless driving charge was dropped and I was charged with speeding 9 mph over the posted limit resulting in a small fine and court costs. I cannot thank Mr McGee enough! He did an outstanding job with my case keeping me well informed during the entire process. I highly recommend Mr McGee and would not hesitate to retain him again if the need arises.
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Posted by Abbie | December 1, 2022
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Best Lawyer in VA! 20+ over DISMISSED
Let me start off by saying what I said throughout the phone call I received from Doug post court, WOW. I cannot thank Doug enough from start to finish with my case. With several recent traffic violations and a few accidents on my record, Doug warned me of all the possible outcomes my 20+ over charge, coupled with a defective brake light charge could have on my life. He provided me a list of recommended procedures from driving school, to volunteer service, and to letters of recommendations to have done on my behalf in the hopes of helping my case. His list of procedures seemed daunting at first glance, but really weren’t bad-he asked for less than a page in writing for all documents and the minimum amount of volunteer hours. I completed almost all of his procedures in the hopes that it would help him plead my case. The phone call I received post-court was filled with laughter, relief, and amazement—I couldn’t believe it: Doug McGee was able to get all charges DISMISSED! I only had to pay the $76 court fee! I was beyond thrilled and amazed with his skill. Throughout our communication, his instantly likable personality, overall communication, and seriousness with my case made our dealings seem like conversations with a good and trusted friend. Despite the seriousness of my case, every phone call was filled with laughter all the while being extremely informative. Doug was such a pleasure to work with, and I cannot thank him enough for his thoroughness and care in and for my case, as well as his concern for me as a person (how a negative outcome would have affected my life). I am so thankful I found Doug to handle my case and will recommend him to anyone with a charge in VA. THANK YOU Doug!
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Posted by Alice | November 13, 2022
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BEST LAWYER EVER!
I was charged with a reckless ticket going 88 in a 70 and a window tint ticket in Shenandoah, VA. I was interning out of state at the time and on the same day, someone hit my car and totaled it. Attorney Douglas McGee listened to all my problems, and really took the time to get to know me. He told me all the things that I needed to do in order to get this dropped to the lowest charge possible. He was very responsive when I would email him asking him questions and on the day of trial, he was able to get my reckless dropped to a Traffic Infraction and have the window tint ticket completely dropped. I can't thank him enough and I recommend him- he genuinely cares about his clients!
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Posted by Cecil | November 9, 2022
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Out of State Speeding Ticket
I was traveling from Maryland to Georgia in a family vacation and received a speeding ticket in Virginia for 20 over the limit, 80 in a 60 MPH zone. I looked around and read reviews for attorneys and found Douglass McGee to be highly rated. The ratings were correct. Mr. McGee did an excellent job handling my case. After following his very easy instructions and completing the steps he advised me to take, my case was dismissed and I didn't even have to pay court costs. Mr. McGee did an outstanding job and his communication was on point. I would highly recommend his services if you ever have the displeasure of getting a speeding ticket in Virginia.
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Posted by Scott | November 9, 2022
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Out of state Reckless driving ticket
Traveling from New Jersey to Tennessee during early hours of the morning I got pulled over doing 92mph in a 70mph zone. Later that week I reached out to Douglas McGee and his firm. Although not certain of the outcome he made my options very clear. They laid out a game plan of items I should get done before the court date (driving records, driver Saftey tests, calibration tests etc). As someone who needs his license for work I made sure to get anything done that he asked for. Douglas was able to reduce my speeding ticket by a significant amount and I am very grateful. He was a huge help for me and kept me calm during the whole process. He truly is a great guy. I will always recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2022
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Reckless Driving in Shenandoah VA
I hired Mr. McGee for a 100+MPH Reckless Driving charge from Shenandoah VA. From our first discussion, Mr. McGee was helpful and thorough for explaining the possible outcomes of the charge. Once I hired Mr. McGee, he sent me a list of recommendations to complete which helped me reach a more favorable result. On my courtdate, Mr. McGee called me and kept me posted on the agreement he was able to work out with the prosecutor. As an attorney, he is respected by the judge, prosecutor and officers. Doug was able to take my recommendations into account when obtaining a plea agreement that was favorable for all involved. He also gave me alternative options to consider in the event I did not like the agreement that was reached at the time. While charges like these are very stressful for both yourself and your family, Mr. McGee is the right guy to have on your side while going through it.
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Posted by Jarod | October 18, 2022
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Out of State Reckless Driving
I was charged with reckless driving for going 86 in a 70 on I-81 in Shenandoah County, VA. I hired Mr. McGee, who was extremely kind and understanding. He immediately laid out a strategic plan which included steps for me to complete, such as acquiring my complete driving record and completing an online driving class. He appeared on my behalf in court and he was able to reduce the charge to faulty equipment, a non-moving violation! I could not have asked for a better outcome nor a better lawyer. Mr. McGee is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him if you are in need of help for a traffic violation.
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Posted by Melanie | October 17, 2022
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Out of state reckless driving
Doug helped me through every step of the process from beginning to end, answering every question I had as well. He was on top of my case and managed to reduce it to a non-moving violation. He is obviously a person who takes pride in his work and shows empathy to his clients. I couldn’t recommend him more.
Posted by Bryan | October 10, 2022
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Great lawyer
Living in NJ and getting a ticket in VA where I was expected to show up in court, I was at a loss of how to make that happen. With a little bit of work on our end and all of Doug’s help and guidance he was able to show up in person for the court date in my place and have the ticket decreased to a small fine. I would highly recommend!
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Posted by Richard | October 10, 2022
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NJ license Reckless 80/55 in Virginia to Infraction 64/55
When I received the ticket I was baffled since it being my first every ticket. It was reckless by speed ticket and I wasn't aware of it being a Misdemeanor in Virginia. I tried contacting many law firms and Douglas was the only one who was confident and prompt with his replies. He initially gave alot of information for free and made me confident about my case. Once I officially signed an agreement with him. He gave a proper list of things to prepare and was on point with communication. He represented me for the case and I did not have to travel all the way from NJ. This reduction in charge saved me from accumulating large number of points and a criminal history.
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Posted by Korey | October 9, 2022
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Great lawyer !
Great lawyer ! Would highly recommend got my reckless driving charged dropped to defective equipment …
Posted by Rick | September 28, 2022
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Excess Speeding
I was speeding ((3 in a 65) south on I-77 in Hillsville on my way to Charlotte Airport to catch my flight back home to Arizona from my aunt's funeral in Gate City. After taking a wrong turn and getting lost I was pressed for time to make the flight. Doulas took my case and was able to reduce my infraction to a fine very quickly. I will not hesitate to recommend Doulas for any criminal speeding citation. Rick
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Posted by Andre | September 26, 2022
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Reckless Driving
Doug knows his stuff! If you ever get screwed over with reckless driving in Virginia, Doug is the guy to call! He was super helpful, and really cared about my case. Overall great guy.
Posted by JOHN | September 12, 2022
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This is the Man. The one who knows...
I was driving too fast, went through an active radar State Police speed monitoring post. Was pulled over, State Trooper was very courteous and sympathetic to my dog's urgent request to use the facilities at the next exit. Not really a valid excuse for traveling 92 mph in a posted 70 mph zone. Was explained that I have committed a felony speeding violation. Summons issued and was told to hire an attorney. Had no clue that I had violated a very serious offense of Virginia's driving laws. Went on line and called several law firms. I left message for Douglas McGee. Long story short, Doug called back that same day, explained that I would have to do some things to show the court that I was sorry and a good person as I claimed. I listened and felt very comfortable that I could perform the strongly suggested pre-court items he suggested. I felt he knew the court people, and even knew the particular state trooper that pulled me over. I did what he recommended, took safe driver on line course, provided certain documents. I had a very good experience and am very grateful as I am a professional licensed contractor. My case was reduced and I am satisfied with the over all end result. This is the man! No one could have done a better job. He was always communicating back and forth. Thank you Doug!! 5 - STARS
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2022
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Very profesional and did a great job
He was very thorough, explained everything, answered all questions and did everything in a very timely manner. He was very professional and did everything in his power for my case. Got a great outcome and it was all thanks to him. Highly recommend hiring him.
Posted by Sharif Rashed | September 9, 2022
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Knowledgeable and Invested
Mr. McGee is thorough, knowledgeable, and highly capable. He explained everything about my case. He didn't try to paint a pretty picture. He gave it to me real. He set out the game plan and he executed it. His diligence saved my Trucking company thousands of dollars. I highly recommend Mr. McGee.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
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best lawyer
douglas is one of the best. does not fill you with hype and unrealistic promises. got me the exact outcome i wanted.
Posted by Melissa | August 18, 2022
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Very understanding and knowledgeable! Highly Recommend
Doug is extremely professional, respectful, and effective. Very honest and works hard. Mr. McGee did an amazing job getting my ticket reduced to a nonmoving violation, defective equipment! He was thorough, courteous, and prompt in responding to all my questions. Highly recommend Mr. McGee if you need legal assistance.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Richmond
  • J.D.
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Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
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General practice Attorney | Nov 10
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"I endorse Mr. McGee. He handled a civil traffic case for me with excellent results, getting case dismissed. He was always available and kept in communication during pendency of case. I contacted other lawyers before deciding on Mr. McGee and can tell you if you have a case in his area call him first, you will be satisfied."
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Douglas Patrick McGee
Criminal defense Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 34 years